Curt Schiner and another WRSMH attorney obtained a $2,000,000 settlement for a 40-year-old Union Iron Worker who was injured while working at a construction site. At the time of the accident the plaintiff was working on a baker scaffold that was just under 6 feet high. Just after the plaintiff stepped onto the baker scaffold, the plywood platform collapsed underneath him causing the plaintiff to fall just under 6 feet to the concrete floor.
As a result of the accident the plaintiff sustained injuries to his right knee and left shoulder.
The plaintiff required arthroscopic surgery to his left shoulder and right knee. His treating doctor opined that he was unable to return to work due these injuries and might need a future knee replacement. Defendants argued that his failure to return to work was not related to the accident.
During depositions we established that the defendants had violated Labor Law Section 240 in failing to provide the plaintiff with a proper safety device to perform his work. The case was resolved at mediation for $2,000,000.